Friday, 6 February 2009

Time for some knitting

Despite the heat and the excitement of the last few days I have actually done some knitting.

Firstly I have made good progress on the project which cannot be revealed yet. I'm about two thirds of the way.

Secondly, I have manged a few more repeats on my Maltese shawl.

It's not a difficult pattern, it's just that the yarn clings to my hands when it's hot and thus I can only knit when the weather is a little cooler.

And lastly, I have finally cast on for the German Dance Socks. I'm knitting the smaller size first to see how my experiment goes. I'm combining two knitting patterns. The actual pattern detail comes from Charlene Schurch's More Sensational Knitted Socks. I'm using her Vertical Eyelets pattern. I intend using Cat Bordhi's Cedar architecture for the heel and arch.

As usual I am knitting the socks two at a time on 2.5mm circulars and the yarn I'm using is Patonyle. The green Patonyle is some vinatge Patonyle I managed to swap on Ravelry. Why is it so difficult to find solid green sock yarn? Any ideas?

Now tomorrow is our horror weather day. By this evening I will have my project bags at the door ready to go should the need arise. Oh, and I thought I should probably add a pair of clean knickers, just to be on the safe side!


Anonymous said...

I am happy to hear you've managed to survive the heat so far. I am really hoping the tomorrow's will be the last one.
I love the socks so far, the green is lovely! Cute little lacy bits too! Isn't it great to use the "sockhitechtures" with your own patterns? Come check out my knee high socks progress in my blog. I love them!
May the fires not even start, and when they do may they stay far far away from you!!

womens socks said...

The redone looks better then the other one.

Greyscale Territory said...

Take greatest care tomorrow! I know I will be! I plan on getting all necessary jobs done early and then the house will have blinds drawn on all windows!

I used to knit through summer, but I'm not sure that I can do that anymore!

I have never knitted socks!

valli said...

lol, clean knickers! classic!

im not sure why you cant get green sockyarn - you should dye some :)

lizzzknits said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting! I am very impressed with your lace knitting and the beautiful results. I will try your hint of spinning and studying at the same time.....any excuse!

T. said...

I am sending you cool thoughts!

Mary said...

I keep trying to push my snow your direction!!

Clean knickers or another project in the bag.....I suppose the knickers win. :)

Lupie said...

There are no easy lace patterns in my mind. I just can't seem to do them. Your Maltese shawl does not look easy to me but it is very beautiful. I think Knit Picks had solid green sock yarn.

Cybèle said...

very pretty stitch on the sock. I've got the first socks book and have used several stitch patterns from there. May just have to buy the second one soon too.

~ Phyllis ~ said...

Those Cat Bordhi socks are going to look great.
Hope you are safe from the fires. We saw it on the news over here.

Fran said...

Aside from your recent weather, it sounds like paradise to me - retirement and knitting. Beautiful work.